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Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS)

Data Series 20

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) operates the Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS), a digital system that contained 111,955 records on Sept. 1, 1995. Records describe metallic and industrial commodity deposits, mines, prospects, and occurrences in the United States and selected other countries. These records have been created over the years by USGS commodity specialists and through cooperative agreements with geological surveys of U.S. States and other countries. This CD-ROM contains the complete MRDS data base, several subsets of it, and software to allow data retrieval and display. Data retrievals are made by using GSSEARCH, a program that is included on this CD-ROM. Retrievals are made by specifying fields or any combination of the fields that provide information on deposit name, location, commodity, deposit model type, geology, mineral production, reserves, and references. A tutorial is included. Retrieved records may be printed or written to a hard disk file in four different formats: ascii, fixed, comma delimited, and DBASE compatible.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS)
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
20
ISBN:
0607855088
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1996
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
The Survey,
Description:
1 computer laser optical disc ;4 3/4 in. Metadata available at: http://geo-nsdi.er.usgs.gov/metadata/digital-data/20/metadata.faq.html
Scale:
0